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Case Studies

Fortescue Metals Group – Australia

Category: Multiple sites Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) is the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer and is still growing. In FY 2014 FMG mined, railed and shipped 124 million tonnes of iron ore. Fortescue examined several fuel management systems before selecting Banlaw to implement its Enterprise Fuel Management System. The initial finding of an audit

UFFV – MTU Indonesia

MTU Indonesia needed to minimise downtime caused by premature wear of fuel components. In the mine environment, particles were getting into the fuel through the unfiltered fuel tank vents. A super class mining truck uses between 4,000 and 5,000 litres of fuel a day, so an equivalent amount of “unfiltered” air was entering the trucks’

Bulk Fluid Transfer Couplings – Pacific National

Banlaw has used its design expertise to solve the problems and risks associated with refuelling on longer-haul rail journeys. Pacific National – a large freight loco operator in Australia – had safety concerns regarding their fluid couplings used within In Line Refuelling systems, commonly used on longer haul journeys. Concerns included; Spillage of fuel when

Fillsafe™ – Glencore

Time is money in mining, that’s why Banlaw FillSafe™ helps miners to cut service times through safe and effi­cient high-speed refuelling with zero overfl­ow, zero spillage and zero pressure on tanks. Find out how Banlaw helped Glencore (formerly Xstrata Coal) increase their refuelling flow rates to almost 1,100 litres/minute and the measures undertaken to reduce

Fillsafe™ Firesafe Valve

Banlaw is your trusted expert in advising on integrated systems to give you the benefit of fast refuelling and fire prevention. As part of its best practice approach, Banlaw FillSafe™ is the only refuelling system to have an integrated fire-safe valve on the bottom and side entry tank inlets that only remains open during the

KPC and Atlas Copco Nusantara (5 years on)

Category: Large, complex site An effective partnership between Banlaw, mining giant KPC and its distributor Atlas Copco Nusantara has been central to the highly successful implementation of an integrated fuel management system at one of the world’s largest open pit mining operations in Sangatta, Indonesia. Five years on, Banlaw’s fuel management system is performing extremely

KPC Sangatta (18 months on)

Category: Large, complex site PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) is a world class producer of high coal thermal with one of the world’s largest open pit mining operations. Located in north-easter Kalimantan, Indonesia in 2010 production was 35.7 million tonnes. KPC commissioned the largest Banlaw installation to date with over 50 Banlaw FuelTrack™ depot consoles

Barrick Gold Global

Category:  Multiple, large, complex sites Barrick Gold is a gold industry leader, with 25000+ employees, 26 operating mines (including Afrian Barrick Gold) producing 7.8 million ounces of gold in 2010. In 2010, Barrick Gold selected Banlaw FuelTrack™ as their Global fuel management system. Now, Banlaw manage 14 Barrick sites across five countries with more than

Rio Tinto Aluminium – Weipa, Australia

Category: Multiple sites Rio Tinto Aluminium Weipa mine produces metal grade bauxite and calcined bauxite in the vicinity of 16 million tonnes per annum.  The mining lease areas is 2,500 square kilometres. Rio Tinto Aluminium commissioned Banlaw FuelTrack™ at six locations surrounding the town of Weipa in early 2005. It is tracking fuel deliveries of

Vale Moatize – Mozambique

Category: Large, complex site The Moatize coal mine in Mozambique is Vale’s biggest coal project with a nominal annual production capacity of 11 million tonnes of metallurgical and thermal coal. Vale has awarded Banlaw the FMS contract for thei Moatize mine and they have specified Banlaw to consult as specialists and supply all hydrocarbon assets. Banlaw